Idioms on Senses
Here are samples of idioms which are related to the human senses. Their meanings are included.
Sense of Taste
A Taste Of Your Own Medicine
– When you are mistreated the same way you mistreat others.
Bite Your Tongue
– To avoid talking.
A Still Tongue Keeps a Wise Head
– Wise people don’t talk much.
Sense of Smell
Smell A Rat
– To detect somone in the group is betraying the others.
Smell Something Fishy
– Detecting that something isn’t right and there might be a reason for it.
Sense of Touch
A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
– Having something that is certain is much better than taking a risk for more, because chances are you might lose everything.
Sense of Hearing
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
– It’s better to actually do something than just talk about it.
Lend Me Your Ear
– To politely ask for someone’s full attention.
Pick up your ears
– To listen very carefully.
Van Gogh’s ear for music
– Tone deaf.
Sense of Sight
Apple of My Eye
– Someone who is cherished above all others.
Keep An Eye On Him
– You should carefully watch him.
Turn A Blind Eye
– Refuse to acknowledge something you know is real or legit.
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